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February 2005 Silage Tips - sponsored by Mycogen Seeds

Agriculture.com Staff 07/06/2010 @ 5:21pm

Corn silage contracts should be designed to protect both the buyer and the grower, says Karl Nestor, senior animal nutritionist at Mycogen Seeds. That means contracts should set a price based on both yield and quality factors, including digestibility. Using these combined factors gives the producer protection from accepting tons of underperforming silage. It also ensures that the grower receives a fair price for producing a highly digestible corn silage that yields less tonnage.

Corn silage contracts should be designed to protect both the buyer and the grower, says Karl Nestor, senior animal nutritionist at Mycogen Seeds. That means contracts should set a price based on both yield and quality factors, including digestibility. Using these combined factors gives the producer protection from accepting tons of underperforming silage. It also ensures that the grower receives a fair price for producing a highly digestible corn silage that yields less tonnage.

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